24 Jan 2020


Our Scrabble afternoons on Monday are a nice occupation during the climate change which still lasts and everybody talks about it. I can't hear the name Greta anymore although it was the forename of my grandma ! But she at least took a plane for the first time in her life at 75 to visit her daughter in Madison/Wisc.

The game was not that easy, but for once I wasn't the last one. My friend with the grey hair is nearly blind, but manages to see the big letters, it is a special edition for nearly blind people, and she always wins or mostly !

Little Isis watched us with one eye in her warm basket. She loves company.

The next day was the 70th birthday of Myriam and she celebrated it nearly the whole week. First with us on the exact day.

She had  ordered from our Lebanese restaurant a whole buffet and it was absolutely delicious. We arrived at noon, and while we drank our aperitif, Myriam unpacked her gifts.

Here she shows a table cloth she got from us together with other things, for once the sun was shining but it was cold outside only 5° and we are not used to that anymore. The cakes too were delicious and Khadija had prepared her Moroccan tea which she served in special tea glasses. I think we left at 7 and I was really tired ! We had chatted the whole afternoon !

In the morning it was so misty that I could hardly see the house opposite the street. After having taken out the laundry which had washed itself during the night and had put it in the dryer, I decided to make a lazy day and took Rosie as example

She besides eating and going out for fifteen minutes lay around and slept. I didn't sleep and I didn't go out but I watched TV and worked a bit on my computer. I also watched some movies on YouTube teaching the "Acrylic Pouring" techniques, for the next day's painting class.

And again Myriam celebrated her birthday this time with our painting group. She had brought delicious cakes and cookies and we gathered around the table and had cake and coffee. Before I managed a pouring in black whitce and red and am curious how it will look once it is dry ! Usually it changes completley.

After painting class we went to a nice restaurant which looks a bit like the English pubs and had the typical Belgian plate : Steak, fries and Salad ! Was very good.

The afternoon I answered emails and watched a bit TV and now the day is over and another week went by. Soon we will be in February !!

more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.


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diane b said...

Looks like you had a fun week with painting, scrabble and parties. The month is flying by.

Tamago said...

Happy birthday to your friend Myriam! What great celebrations she had :-) The restaurant looks very nice and cozy. I love the wooden flooring for outside dining area.
Have a wonderful weekend xo

Barbara H. said...

How nice to celebrate one's birthday all week! Sounds like a restful week for you.

Wendy said...

How lovely to celebrate all week! I like the colour combination on your painting.

William Kendall said...

I envy how comfortable cats can sleep.

Willow said...

You always know how to celebrate a birthday! Happy Birthday to your friend!

I'm glad you had those days to just stay in and rest like your kitty.

Have a good week!